Phaedranassa Virdiflora

The Silent Seed tylus.seklos@gmail.com
Mon, 11 May 2015 08:01:41 PDT
Sounds good - keep us posted!
Best, Jude


On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 10:52 AM, Fred Biasella <
fbiasella@watertownsavings.com> wrote:

> Thank you all for you wonderful and valuable input. I will try planting
> them deeper and in a taller pot and we'll see what happens.
>
> Warm Regards,
> Fred
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Diana
> Chapman
> Sent: Monday, May 11, 2015 10:18 AM
> To: Pacific Bulb Society
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Phaedranassa Virdiflora
>
> I agree with Nhu.  Mine bloom well, and I have found all Phaedranassas to
> be very un-fussy about the potting medium.  You might try planting them
> deeper, they do not want the bulb exposed.  Deep planting tends to
> discourage offsetting and therefore the bulb can get large enough to
> produce a flower bud.  Mine never dry out.  The climate here is very cool
> and damp, so even without watering there is moisture in the medium and I
> water them about once a month in winter.
>
> Diana
> Telos
> > Hi Fred,
> >
> > The trick to getting these Andean bulbs to bloom is to allow them to cool
> > down for several months. My P. viridiflora multiplies well just like
> > yours.  I don't think it has as much to do with mixes as it has to do
> with
> > cooling them to get them to bloom. My pots stay outside (Berkeley, CA)
> and
> > cool down to near freezing temperatures (8-4C) for a few months and the
> > temps even dip down to -2C some nights. I also stop watering them during
> > dormancy, but because my winters are cool and moist, the pots never dry
> out
> > and I don't ever recommending drying out completely for these bulbs.
> >
> > Nhu
> >
> > On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 12:52 PM, Fred Biasella <arlen.jose@verizon.net>
> > wrote:
> >   I even keep them cool and dry in the winter like the clivias,
> >
> >> but.no dice. What am I doing wrong? Help?
> >>
> >>
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